Jewish Pesach and the Origins of the Christian Easter: Open Questions in Current Research (Studia Judaica / Forschungen Zur Wissenschaft Des Judentums)

Jewish Pesach and the Origins of the Christian Easter: Open Questions in Current Research (Studia Judaica / Forschungen Zur Wissenschaft Des Judentums)

Clemens Leonhard


The learn assesses the most concerns within the present debate in regards to the early historical past of Pesach and Easter and gives new insights into the improvement of those gala's. the writer argues that the prescriptions of Exodus 12 give you the party of the Pesach in Jerusalem with an etiological heritage in an effort to attach the pilgrim pageant with the tale of the Exodus. The thesis that the Christian Easter developed as a pageant opposed to a Jewish type of celebrating Pesach within the moment century and that the improvement of Easter Sunday will depend on this tradition is recommended by way of the author's shut learn of correct texts resembling the Haggada of Pesach; the "Poem of the 4 nights" within the Palestinian Targum culture; the constitution of the Easter vigil.

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